A package of 4 workshops for KS1, 2, 3 or 4 that allow students to develop, build and explore space vehicles.
Workshops are based around the Martian Explorers project published and qulaoty assured by ESERO-UK:https://www.stem.org.uk/resources/collection/457404/martian-explorers
Each fully facilitated workshop can be delivered flexibly over up to six hour long sessions, or as a one day bundle.
The workshops cover:
- KS1 - What are Space Robots?
- KS2 - How does the ExoMars Rover Work?
- KS3 - Design a New Mars Rover
- KS4 - Investigating the Engineering of the ExoMars Rover
- KS1 - to help children understand the need for exploration robots and learn about how they work. The activities link mostly to D&T with a science context, though some of the activities are more focussed on learning in English.
- KS2 -to help children understand the need for exploration robots and learn about how they function. They are based around the European Space Agency’s (ESA) new robotic rover Rosalind Franklin will explore Mars and send back data vital for human exploration in the future. The activities link mostly to D&T with a science context.
- KS3 - to develop an understanding of how systems on exploration robots are combined and collect data. Students are given a design brief to build their own model rover, experientially, to function in simulated Martian conditions. Their rover should build on the work of the ExoMars programme, but become a part of its own mission.
- KS4 - to consolidate understanding of the specialised materials and mechanisms used on exploration robots. Students build or test, or build and test these to develop knowledge and evaluate them. These resources are aimed at the 14-16 age group. The context is focussed on the Rosalind Franklin ExoMars Rover.
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Grants for school
The Royal Institution runs two enrichment and enhancement grant schemes. Grants of up to £500 are available to UK-registered state schools to host a STEM activity selected from the STEM Directory.
There are a number of other organisations that offer grants to schools.
|Published||06 January 2020|
|Last modified||06 January 2020|
|Nature of scheme||Project for students|
|Subject(s)||STEM Clubs, Effective use of tools, Design & Development, Cross curricular, Design and technology, Materials and manufacturing, Engineering, Physics, Computing, Science|
|Age||5-7, 7-11, 11-14, 14-16|
|Running times||4-8 hours|
Typical for a one day delivery to a group of up to 30 mainstream KS2 pupils in Yorkshire and the Humber; further discounts available for multiple day / group / MAT delivery. All resources and consumable materials can be provided for primary students' use.
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